5 Ways to Encourage Graduates

Last weekend, I watched my niece Erin walk across the gym floor decked out in a cap and gown. This Sunday, it will be my nephew Dustin’s turn. Two more high school graduates in the world. And they are just two of millions who are donning the mortar board, taking that final walk, and then […] Read more


I drove through Chicago during rush hour and across miles and miles of nowhere watching the corn grow to get there. I brought my own bed and food and drinks, and I carried cash in greeting cards from other relatives. I had a dress dry-cleaned that I didn’t even wear, and I sat on an […] Read more